Giant rain frog (Breviceps gibbosus)

Also known as: Blaasop, Cape rain frog, cape short-head, headless frog, hunched toad, Jan Blom, Linnaeus’ rainfrog, Linnaeus’ short-headed frog, short-headed frog, South African rain frog, South African short-headed frog., verruculose short-headed frog
Synonyms: Bombinator gibbosus, Bufo gibbosus, Engystoma dorsatum, Engystoma gibbosa, Rana breviceps, Rana gibbosa, Systoma breviceps, Systoma gibbosum
GenusBreviceps (1)

The giant rain frog is classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1).

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  1. IUCN Red List (December, 2010)